Page & Turnbull Converts Mortuary in Los Angeles into 120-Unit Affordable Community

by Jeff Shaw

LOS ANGELES — Page & Turnbull has completed the adaptive reuse project that converted the former Pierce Brothers Mortuary and attached garage in Los Angeles into a 120-unit affordable seniors housing community.

Called Washington View Apartments, Page & Turnbull reconstructed and transformed the two-story mortuary and garage into modern living spaces that incorporate designs from the building’s Spanish Colonial revival-style, including a seismic upgrade and full ADA compliance. 

Designed by Meyer & Holler, the mortuary was designated as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1993 as an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture. It was one of the last operating mortuaries on Washington Boulevard’s “Mortuary Row,” and is also significant for having been owned by the Pierce family, who were heavily involved in civics during the turn of the century.

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